Shetland Islands Council has formally acknowledged a “global climate emergency”. The declaration comes after a petition from Climate Action Shetland, with over 700 signatures, was handed to the council on Wednesday morning. At that morning’s meeting of the full council members of Climate Action Shetland were invited to present their case to the chamber. Brian Ashley told councillors that two-thirds of Scottish councils had already declared a climate emergency and said that the SIC could set an example to the local community by joining them.
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